President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, visited this Friday the city of Zahle, to inaugurate the newly-renovated Municipal Palace and sponsor the opening of the "Lebanese Arak Day" and "Tasting Day" organized by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Welcoming the President at the municipal palace had been Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil, Interior Minister Rayya El-Hassan, Bekaa Commissioner, Kamal Abu Jaoudeh, and Zahle Municipality head Assaad Zgheib.
In her delivered word, Minister Hassan thanked President Aoun for his interest in all what contributes to strengthening administrative decentralization and local development.
She also indicated that all the Lebanese rally around the head of state.
The Minister then shone light on the importance of municipalities as the key catalyst for local development.
"This is why municipalities are receiving support from the international community and donor parties to build their capacities and enable them to address the challenges of development, on one hand, and the burden of Syrian refugees, on the other hand," concluded the minister.
Source: National News Agency